SWIFT – A1082990
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SWIFT – A1082990
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, WHITE / BR BRINDLE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/27/2016, From NY 11212, DueOut Date ,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 4y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, interested in room goings on, whines for attention Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Found by the police who brought him to our care, Swift quickly won hearts by sitting when asked and shaking paw! He won my heart by showing me that huge ear to ear grin that pitties are known for, and as he grinned his eyes twinkled at me. Likely housetrained he used the ‘facilities’ as soon as we were out the door and we’re off to the park. Swift pulls lightly on the leash but is manageable and responsive. His nice leash manners gave me a chance to admire his lush coat, perfect weight and easy demeanor. He did get startled at some loud noises ( someone dropping something heavy into a metal container) as we walked and barked in response but moved on easily. In the park Swift posed for pictures, flashing his fabulous grin, sticking his tongue out at me (too funny), and making me want to kiss his adorable two toned nose. Swift showed off his sit and didn’t quite complete a ‘shake paw’, but perhaps my treats weren’t paw worthy. A compact, handsome, and friendly Mr. Swift is hoping you’ll stop by to pay him a visit as he knows you’ll want to take him home when you do.
Swift pulls a bit on the leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Swift followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. He was not interested in toys. Swift did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The
behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, wagging tail, open mouth.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
PLAY GROUP NOTES :
While off leash with a female dog, Swift engaged in gentle play. He growled at the other dog when she began to play too roughly with him. He then followed her around the pen.
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